AAS Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes are statements that specify what faculty want students to learn or be able to do as a result of successfully completing the AAS program in MLS. Student learning outcomes are clear, concise statements that describe how students can demonstrate their mastery of program skills.

Upon completion of the AAS program in MLS, students will be able to:

  • Collect and safely handle biological specimens and other substances for analysis adhering to standard precautions and regulatory guidelines.
  • Perform accurate laboratory testing of body fluids, cells, and other substances.
  • Evaluate and interpret laboratory test data while recognizing factors that affect procedures and results correlating lab data to disease processes.
  • Operate equipment properly, performing preventive maintenance, identifying problems and taking corrective action within predetermined limits.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of phlebotomy, hematology, urinalysis, hemostasis, chemistry, blood banking, microbiology, and serology in a clinical laboratory setting.
  • Use quality assurance to monitor procedures, equipment, and technical competency within predetermined limits.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior, maintain patient confidentiality and participate in continuing education for one’s own professional career development.
  • Interact professionally with patients and other health care professionals by demonstrating effective written and oral communication skills.